Text mining application is one of the most trending and highly researched areas in social sciences. Todate, library professionals’ knowledge of text mining tools and practice is mainly limited, resultantly,the library community poorly understands the full range of issues related to text mining. This articleprovides information on applying a text mining approach called topic modelling in the library andinformation science domain. Topic modelling is a text mining approach that determines a generativemodel for documents. This article maps how topic modelling can be used in libraries through variousdatabases during 2009–22 period. It was found that the gap between information users and librarianscan be bridged by text mining training. The study concludes that librarians must develop text miningskills to meet their patrons’ needs.